South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: SA Jews and Music #southafrica


adamandlopa yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Dear Ann,
your project sounds very interesting.
I don't know whether you have already included Felix
de Cola,born Felix Ginsberg, who was Cape Town's "King
of Jazz" in the thirties. Or his mother Edith
Mendelssohn who according to one of her former
students was a pianist who was also one of the best
sight readers in SA, also pre-war. If you need more
details, I will try to help as these people were
related to my mother. My father has a cousin, now in
New York, Renee Raff, who if memory sertves me well
used to accompany, as pianist, people such as Frank
Sinatra.

Best wishes >from Adam Yamey

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